The Texas Rangers’ starting pitchers have talent, but…………..

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Sunday 20 January 2008 at 1:16 pm

The projected starting rotation of the Texas Rangers has a cumulative major league record of 284-260 (.522 %) which proves that they have talent. The problem is that only one of them (Kason Gabbard) pitched up to his ability last season. The Rangers have paid big money to Kevin Millwood and Vicente Padilla and they have been disappointments. The Rangers really need them to pitch like they can to lead the rotation. Jason Jennings came over as a free agent from the Astros but he was horrible and had his season cut by injury last year. He has the talent to be a solid #3 starter if he can stay healthy. Brandon McCarthy leaves too many pitches up in the strike zone and that negates anything good he does, as last season was a disaster for him. The only lefty in the projected starting rotation is Kason Gabbard and he looked good last season. He doesn’t have dominant stuff but he knows how to get the most out of what he does have.

Jason Jennings signs with the Texas Rangers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 17 January 2008 at 6:19 pm

29 year old righty starter Jason Jennings has signed with the Texas Rangers. Jennings pitched in 19 games (18 starts) and he was 2-9 with a 6.45 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP. Jennings has now pitched in 175 games (174 starts) in his career and he is 60-65 with a 4.91 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP. Jennings will earn $4 million bucks and he will likely be worth it as long as he can remain healthy because he has good stuff.

The Texas Rangers re-sign Jamey Wright and Adam Melhuse

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Friday 11 January 2008 at 9:15 pm

The Rangers have signed 33 year old starter/reliever Jamey Wright and 35 year old catcher Adam Melhuse to minor league contracts. Wright had the best season of his major league career in 2007 for the Rangers. He pitched in 20 games (9 starts) last season for the Rangers and he was 4-5 with a 3.62 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP. Wright has now pitched in 280 games (246 starts) in his major league career and he is 71-103 with a 5.06 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP. Melhuse is a switch hitter that can handle the corner infield spots if need be. Melhuse played in 35 games last season with the Rangers and A’s and he was 20 of 94 (.213 avg) with 8 runs scored, 1 homer and 9 RBIs. Melhuse has now played in 296 games in his major league career and he is 167 for 705 (.237 avg, .690 OPS) with 73 runs scored, 24 homers and 96 RBIs.

“Everyday Eddie” Guardado signs with the Texas Rangers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Friday 11 January 2008 at 9:11 pm

The Rangers have signed 37-year old lefty reliever Eddie Guardado to a 1-year, $2 million dollar contract. Guardado only pitched in 15 games last season for the Reds and he was 0-0 with a 7.24 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. Guardado has now pitched in 796 games (25 starts) in his major league career and he is 41-55 with 183 saves, a 4.31 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP. If Guardado is healthy he will help the Rangers late in ball games.

The Texas Rangers sign Jason Davis

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,Playing Well by chinmusic on Friday 11 January 2008 at 12:54 am

The Rangers have signed 27-year old righty reliever Jason Davis. Davis pitched in 24 games (0 starts) last season for the Mariners and Indians and he was 2-0 with a 5.84 ERA and a 1.81 WHIP. Davis has now pitched in 130 games (52 starts) in his major league career and he is 20-22 with 1 save, a 4.78 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP. Signing Davis is a nice low risk/high reward signing as he has an electric fastball.

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